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Chicago officials plan to tie teacher ratings to student test scores

Student performance to be weighed in CPS teacher assessment
Chicago Tribune
With a 90-day deadline on negotiations with the teachers union having passed, Chicago Public Schools can implement a teacher evaluation system that will see student performance count for 25 percent of an elementary school teacher's assessment, ...

City officials plan to tie teacher ratings to student test scores
Chicago Sun-Times
BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter March 30, 2012 2:38AM Talks on a dramatic overhaul of the way Chicago public school teachers are evaluated ended Thursday with district officials forging forward without teacher union approval on a plan that would ... 

We Don't Need No Education - NYTimes.com
By By PAUL KRUGMAN
The squares show the percentage of older people with college education, the triangles the percentage of younger people; what we see is that almost every other nation is becoming more educated, but we're not — and, of course, slipping ...
Paul Krugman

Arkansas Supreme Court overturns teacher-sex law
Fox News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state's law banning sexual contact between teachers and students, finding that people 18 or older have a constitutional right to engage in a consensual sexual relationship.

Fox News

Public schools struggle to attract male teachers as non-government sector ...
NEWS.com.au
Teachers can earn more money in the non-government sector but there can also be more demands outside school hours, such as Saturday sport. The New South Wales Department of Education and Communities said the national trend was reflected at the state's ...

NEWS.com.au

Arkansas court strikes down law banning teacher-student sex
USA TODAY
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY In its ruling, the high court sided with 38-year-old David Paschal, a history and psychology teacher at Elkins High School who is serving a 30-year prison sentence after admitting to having a five-month consensual sexual ...

A blow-by-blow account of fight over charter school bill
Washington Post (blog)
And this 50 percent teacher certification provision, he posited in an ironic voice: “What kind of message does that send to our certified teachers?” Families need options, he agreed. “But if we want to improve education how can we do that by reducing ...

Bobby Jindal-backed education bills near the final bell in Louisiana Legislature
NOLA.com
By Bill Barrow, The Times-Picayune A vast expansion of charter schools, an overhaul of teacher tenure and establishment of a statewide program to pay private school tuition with public dollars moved within one step of final passage Thursday,...

NOLA.com

Teachers Selected to Attend the National Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy
MarketWatch (press release)
Selection was based on teacher qualifications, dedication to inspiring students at an early age and overall commitment to enhancing the teaching profession. A panel of educators from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National ...

Florida teacher reportedly resigns after making comment about student's cleavage
Fox News
A Florida middle school teacher has resigned after she reportedly commented about a student's cleavage in class. Joan Bannister, a 53-year-old math teacher at Eustis Middle School in Eustis, drew attention to the girl's cleavage and said she would not ...

Robo-readers: the new teachers' helper in the US
Reuters
By Stephanie Simon (Reuters) - American high school students are terrible writers, and one education reform group thinks it has an answer: robots. Or, more accurately, robo-readers - computers programmed to scan student essays and spit out a grade.

Physical violence from pupils affects a third of teachers
The Guardian (blog)
Our blogger, who has had over 10 years experience working with children with behaviour problems in mainstream schools and PRUs, writes about his experience: It's an interesting and challenging time to be teacher for children with behaviour difficulties ...

The Guardian (blog)

Fine Overturned Against VaTech Over Gunman Warning
ABC News
A US Department of Education judge has ruled that Virginia Tech did not violate federal law in its response to the campus massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007. Administrative Judge Ernest Canellos overturned a $55000 fine against the school and ...

Recording Catches Teachers Mistreating Special Needs Student
ABC News
Two Alabama teachers have been put on administrative leave after the mother of a 10-year-old student with cerebral palsy attached an audio recorder to the bottom of his wheelchair and caught them scolding him about drooling, among other things.

ABC News

Afghanistan: The Ghost Teachers of Ghor
RAWA News
Hayatollah said he was sent to Kahrezak two years ago by the provincial education department, but found out early on that the other teachers at the school did not possess even basic literacy skills. He went back to Chaghcharan and never returned to the ...

Education system holding Mexico back, critics say
USA TODAY
Sixty-seven percent of school directors say teacher absenteeism is a chronic issue. Government oversight of the union-run system is so lax, the film says, that the Public Education Secretariat could not say how many teachers Mexico has.

USA TODAY

Arkansas high court overturns teacher-sex law
Boston.com
By Allen Reed AP / March 29, 2012 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state's law banning sexual contact between teachers and students, finding that people 18 or older have a constitutional right to engage in a ...

Arkansas court overturns ban on teacher-student sex
Chicago Tribune
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a state law on Thursday that banned teachers from having sex with students under age 21, overturning a sexual assault conviction against a former teacher who had a consensual ...

Bill to grade schools makes it across finish line tonight
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
The bill grades public schools on “indicators of quality of learning, financial efficiency, school climate, and any other indicators the office adopts shall be compared to state standards, progress on improved student achievement, and comparable ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Arkansas high court says ban on sex between teachers and adult students is ...
Washington Post
The court sided with 38-year-old David Paschal, an Elkins High School history and psychology teacher who admitted having a five-month consensual sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student. “Regardless of how we feel about Paschal's conduct, ...

There is no student loan 'crisis'
CNNMoney
By Tami Luhby @CNNMoney March 30, 2012: 9:54 AM ET State cutbacks to higher education are forcing some people to take out more student loans. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Total student loan debt has topped $1 trillion ... but there's no need to panic.

Internationalizing University Education
Huffington Post (blog)
Increasingly, university faculty are realizing that learning "about" the world must be supplemented with an effort to learn "with" it. Interacting with authentic audiences in the global regions or international curricula being studied can bring that ...

Critics: Education system holds Mexico back
Tucson Citizen
Though many have called for changes, the national teachers union has fought changes it doesn't support. “There are talented students that want to get ahead but can't,” L√≥pez says. Mexican public education is secular, free and accessible to all, ...

No school today as Rockford's teachers union still on strike
Rockford Register Star
By Cathy Bayer ROCKFORD — Classes are canceled again today and are stalled until further notice while contract negotiations between the Rockford School District and Rockford Education Association drag on. Several hours of negotiations still didn't ...

Pat McCrory's education plan ducks the hardest challenges
Charlotte Observer
There's also another push for a version of merit pay for teachers, though like the rest of the proposal, there's not much detail offered about how that plan would work, only the statement that everybody knows who the good teachers are.

LA schools to notify parents when teachers are removed
Los Angeles Times
By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times Parents will be notified within 72 hours when a teacheris removed from a classroom because of sexual-misconduct allegations, Los Angeles school officials announced Thursday. The new policy addresses parent anger ...

Assessing the damage to education by 2012 Legislature
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Martin has been a longtime voice for public education; he was president of the Atlanta Board of Education, a leader on several state commissions, head of the Georgia School Funding Association and an unsuccessful candidate for state School ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Report: School turnaround mostly failing in Wash.
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Washington school districts are failing to make aggressive reforms with their more than $50 million share of the money, researchers from UW's Center on Reinventing Public Education say.Teachers are working very hard but their efforts are mostly wasted ...

Oil Region Youth Reject Teaching
AllAfrica.com
Overall, there are about 270000 workers with the Ghana Education Service with a little over 190000 being classroom teachers. But the country has a teacher deficit of 21000, according to Ministry of Education figures. Under the current teacher training ...

6 Filipino boys in trouble with Catholic school over Facebook kiss photos
Washington Post
MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine Catholic school is withholding the diplomas of six high school boys who uploaded Facebook photos that appear to show them kissing one another, an education official said Friday. A day earlier, a Philippine court ...

Algorithmic Essay-Grading: Teacher's Savior Or Bane Of Learning ...
By Devin Coldewey
This is just the latest chapter in a generations-long conflict over the nature of teaching, and to that end it's also just one of many inevitable steps along the line. Automated grading is already prevalent in simpler tasks ... The increasing systematization of education is something manyteachers and parents decry; the emphasis on standardized tests is abhorrent to many, while the human component of essay grading is considered indispensable. To replace human readers with robots – “It's ...
TechCrunch

Ryan Budget: Early Education Cuts Would Pull More Than Two ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The president of the nation's largest teachers union, the National Education Association, took a similar view. "The Ryan dream killer of a budget stands in stark contrast with President Obama's vision for America," said Dennis Van Roekel.
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Diane Ravitch: Profitizing Education Puts Our Nation At Risk ...
By karoli
We hated it and we hated his droll method of teaching then, but my Facebook friends and I agree now that he was probably one of the most influential teachers we had. Oh, and he was a union guy. All our teachers were. But that was before the ... After Proposition 13 and in the years since, the trend is to turn education over to the profiteers via charter schools and online learning, all in the name of "budget savings." .... Gates Foundation Grants ALEC A Hefty Sum For 'Education Reform' ...
Crooks and Liars

McKenna, Inslee: Pay teachers, evaluate same | Strange Bedfellows ...
By Joel Connelly
Inslee, a Democrat heavily supported by teachers unions, told reporters afterwards that he would make teacher evaluations “a significant part of promotions in the schools.” McKenna has laid out plans from bolstering preschool education ...
Strange Bedfellows -- Politics News

Senate Education Committee passes education reform bill - WAFB 9 ...
By Jim Shannon
Despite multiple teacher protests at the Capitol, Gov. Bobby Jindal's education reform bills continue to move through the Louisiana Legislature. Governor Jindal's Education Reform package cleared another hurdle Thursday. The Senate ...
WAFB - Local News

The Standard | Teachers protest over shooting of colleague
The husband of the slain Kilimani Primary School teacher, Mohammed Omar, speaks to the Press in Isiolo on Thursday. Teachers in Isiolo have threatened to boycot duties until the suspects are charged. [PHOTO: ALI ABDI /STANDARD] ...
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Harry Crews: Teacher of Writers, Student of Life | Florida Magazine
By cbair
One of the South's most acclaimed authors, UF's Harry Crews is a teacher of writers and a student of life. ... long, too long probably, and I never miss a day,” says Crews, who's taught creative writing for more than 31 years to students at the University of Florida, where he also earned his bachelor's degree in English (1960) and his master's in education (1962). ... Crews, shown in 1962, earned two degrees from UF before teaching creative writing at the university for more than 30 years.
Florida Magazine

Pinole Students Give Up Sugar As Teacher Fasts Over Budget Cuts ...
By tjfang
Share this. No comments. Frank Marrero, a fifth grade teacher at Ellerhorst Elementary in Pinole, has gone on a hunger strike over possible education cuts. His students are giving up eating sugar, playing video games and watching TV alone.
CBS San Francisco

Special Poetry Pairing | Adrienne Rich - The Learning Network ...
By By KATHERINE SCHULTEN
The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times ... Learn more about our collaboration with the Poetry Foundation and find ideas for using any week's pairing for teaching and learning. .... help you, and guide you. Overall the teachers at my school are kind and understanding, although the ones I respect the most keep their relationships with their students on a teacher level, not friend, and not family like. ” — Hunter G ... Other Education Resources at The Times ...
The Learning Network

Instapundit » Blog Archive » HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE ...
By Glenn Reynolds
And two, opposition to how Western Governors changes the role of professor, chopping it into “course mentors” who help students master material, and graders who evaluate homework but do no teaching. Read the whole thing. Posted by ...
Instapundit

MentorMob Lets Instructors Compile Learning Playlists -- THE Journal
A new Web 2.0 service facilitates compilation of "learning playlists" containing links to articles and videos that educators can make available to their students and others.
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The Millions : Ask the Writing Teacher: The MFA Debate
By Edan Lepucki
Dear Writing Teacher,. Hello! I'm an amateur fiction/essay writer who is committing to writing; I have always loved storytelling and writing, and I feel that this would be the best decision for me to live a happy and fulfilling life. I'm unsure, though, of what I ... MFA programs look at the writing sample first and foremost; what you studied as an undergrad usually only matters (again, so I've heard) when they're figuring out teaching fellowships and the like. .... I think other teachers do the same.
The Millions

Sara Rasmussen: Liberal Arts in the Digital Age: Teaching ...
By Sara Rasmussen
Technology is playing an increasingly significant role in modern education. From iPads to ...Granted, I've been in college just long enough that teachers' inclinations may have changed considerably since my time in primary or secondary school. But I can speak to ... Outside of our lab, there aren't a lot of formal opportunities for learning to use technology (or to use it well) on our campus, and possibly even fewer for the purpose of integrating it closely into the classroom. But technology ...
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Researchers blast Chicago teacher evaluation reform

Researchers blast Chicago teacher evaluation reform
Washington Post (blog)
The new evaluation system for teachers and principals centers on misconceptions about student growth, with potentially negative impact on the education of Chicago's children. We believe it is our ethical obligation to raise awareness about how the ...

Teacher-student sex should be felony even if student is an adult: Calif. lawmaker
CBS News
teacher student sex, sexual misconduct (Credit: CBS/AP) (CBS) LOS ANGELES - A California lawmaker says any high school teacher who engages in a romantic relationship with a student should face a felony charge, even if the student is legally an adult.

CBS News

Too many tests give education system a fail mark
The Daily Telegraph
A former senior principal who is the education expert for The Daily Telegraph's People's Plan, Mr Chudleigh said the testing regime was contributing to a "massive dysfunction" in the state'seducation system. FURIOUS parents and teachers have taken to ...

Teachers strike over term changes
The Press Association
Many schools across Nottingham are facing disruption as teachers stage a walkout in protest at plans to change term times. Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are striking in the city over proposals to introduce a five-term school year from ...

FCC hosts digital learning summit
ZDNet (blog)
By David Gewirtz | March 29, 2012, 7:42am PDT The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the US Department of Education are hosting an executive digital learning summit today in Washington, DC Claiming support for mobile learning and digital ...

Education debate isn't over
TheDay.com
The legislature's Education Committee dealt a serious but not fatal blow to the education reform effort by eliminating or watering down key elements of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan. The governor now faces the challenge of finding a path to achieve his ...

Education bills set to slide through Senate
NOLA.com
Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval Thursday. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week. Sen.

NOLA.com

Nottingham teachers strike over change to term dates
BBC News
Nottingham City Council said the move would boost attainment but teachers view the change as disruptive. The five-term system - with a shorter summer holiday but fortnight breaks in May and October - will help pace pupils' education and ease childcare ...

BBC News

CPS, teachers union settle on longer day pay
ABC7Chicago.com
March 29, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Chicago Public Schools has reached an agreement with teachers over compensation for its longer school day pilot program. CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union signed the deal Wednesday after a board of education meeting.

ABC7Chicago.com

Promethean Brings Collaborative Learning to the Table
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Blackburn, UK (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 A new collaborative and interactive education solution being released today by Promethean will help teachers re-imagine learning and boost the level of activity in classrooms. The ActivTable, a touch-screen ...

Chicago teachers, district settle lawsuit over longer school day pilot
Chicago Sun-Times
BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter rrossi@suntimes.com March 28, 2012 6:58PMTeachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1500 under a deal announced Wednesday.

Six out of 10 London schools hit by Wednesday's strike
The Guardian
Hundreds of London schools were closed and college lectures disrupted after thousands of teachers and lecturers staged a 24-hour strike on Wednesday. More than 60 higher and further education institutions were hit, with some college students supporting ...

The Guardian

Learning Games Network Expands Language Learning Platform to Support ESL ...
Sacramento Bee
By Learning Games Network CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade that bridges the gap between research and practice in game-based education, ...

POLL: Nottingham teacher strike - who do you support?
This is Nottingham
TEACHERS across Nottingham are striking today over plans to implement a five-term year in September. Almost two-thirds of the city's 82 schools have been affected by the strike - with 18 closed and 33 partially closed. The strike is over Nottingham ...

Nottingham teacher strike could be first of three to come
This is Nottingham
Many pupils will be off today as teachers protest against term changes. Marcus Boocock reports... CLASSROOMS at many city schools will be empty today as teachers strike over the proposed five-term year. Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) ...

Malloy calls for swift legislative action on education reform bill
TheDay.com
Dannel P. Malloy said the state "can't wait" another year to enact the big changes that a legislative committee recently excised from his education reform proposal. "If we wait, we are consigning too many of our children to another year in which they ...

Education Committee dials back funding for these gap-closing, popular schools
Hartford Courant
Dannel P. Malloyhad proposed increasing funding for charters in his education reform bill this year. Unfortunately, the legislature's education committee, apparently at the beck and call of teacher unions, has voted to dial back the increases.

Hartford Courant

BC teachers' negotiations face 'enormous barriers,' mediator Charles Jago says
Vancouver Sun
"There are enormous barriers ... and there's a sorry record of negotiations going back almost 20 years," he said during a conference call from Prince George after his appointment was announced by Education Minister George Abbott. "Am I hopeful?

Best Teacher Evaluation Observation iPad/iPhone App Now Available
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
LookForApp uses researched based teacher observation / evaluation software with the core propositions and state standards for the teaching profession. LookForApp makes an observer's day much more manageable, and is very easy to use.

British teacher dies in 650ft ski crash in Val D'Isere
Telegraph.co.uk
A teacher at Charterhouse, the historic school, has fallen 650 feet to his death while skiing off-piste in Val D'Isere, in the French Alps. By Alexandra Williams, in Geneva Ed How, 37, lost control and crashed down a series of cliffs in the popular...

Telegraph.co.uk

Dallas ISD teacher placed on leave after filing complaint with Texas ...
By Matthew Haag/Reporter
A Dallas ISD elementary school teacher has been placed on paid leave after he filed a complaint with the Texas Education Agency this month over concerns at his school. Elliot Monteverde-Torres, a third grade math teacher at Botello ...
Dallas ISD Blog

Connellsville Math Teacher Accused Of Sexting Student « CBS ...
By angelakdka
CONNESLLVILLE (KDKA) — A high school teacher in Fayette County is accused of sexting a student. Kevin Bell, 26, was escorted out of Connellsville High School Tuesday at request of principal after Pennsylvania State Police initiated this ...
CBS Pittsburgh

INEC set to introduce Voter Education Clubs in 3347 public colleges
By ojiego
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it would introduce Voter Education Clubs in 3347 selected public secondary schools in the country. Mr Adedeji Soyebi, National Electoral ... He implored school principals, state branches of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the zone and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to ensure effective dissemination and sensitisation of the programme.(NAN). Comments are moderated. Please keep them ...
Vanguard News

Donald Clark Plan B: Marx (1818-1883) – education for all but the ...
By Donald Clark
It was Marxism that underpinned the entire communist world's view of learning in the 20th century, especially through Marxist theorists such as Gramsci and Althusser. In Soviet Russia and its satellite states education was remoulded around ...
Donald Clark Plan B

Good-bye, higher education. « The Edge of the American West
By eric
The month of March has been particularly bad for colleges and universities nationwide, as budget negotiations have left many institutions of higher education in the red.… California's State University (CSU) system announced Monday that they ...
The Edge of the American West

Teacher dumps chalk for greenhouse farming - Money |nation.co.ke
After 17 years teaching in various primary schools in Baringo County, Susan Chesiyna, 42, left her job for greenhouse agriculture. ... Teacher dumps chalk for greenhouse farming. Share Bookmark Print Email ...
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A New Teacher's Dilemma* | Larry Cuban on School Reform and ...
By larrycuban
Remembering Test Scores and Learning about Regression toward the Mean ... A New Teacher's Dilemma*. In her first year of teaching English in a middle school where 90 percent of the students were minority, Elsie had planned a lesson that had students rotating through five stations answering different reading comprehension ... pinches novice teachers regardless of whether they are raw Teach for America recruits or credentialed through university teacher education programs.
Larry Cuban on School Reform...

Concerning Charles Murray's "Real Education" - The Imaginative ...
By Winston Elliott III
We address culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the American Republic in the tradition of Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Edmund Burke, Irving Babbitt, Paul Elmer More, Wilhelm Roepke, Robert Nisbet, M.E. Bradford, Eric Voegelin, Christopher Dawson and other .... A freeing education, a liberal education, is one in which the student does the work, not the teacher, in which the student isn't reshaped by a teacher but does the reshaping himself or herself.
The Imaginative Conservative

Capitol Confidential » Education lobby says budget gives half a loaf
By Rick Karlin, Capitol bureau
Education needs to get back to the basics. 2/3 of classes offered in high school are electives, courses which require additional teachers. School budgets could be cut in half if only a few electives were offered and more time was spent on core ...
Capitol Confidential

Indian Students Look Regionally for Higher Education - NYTimes.com
By By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Indian Students Look Regionally for Higher Education. By THE NEW YORK TIMES. “While finishing high school near Pune, India, Pooja Modi started looking for university engineering programs online. Eighteen years old at the time, she knew ...
India Ink

Pentagon Issues Challenge for Learning Applications | Defense ...
By American Forces Press Service
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) App Challenge will benefit national STEM efforts for kindergarten through high school education, but also have an immediate impact on the Defense Department, said Kristy ...
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International Association for Intercultural Education
The IAIE is a global professional organization of educators that focus on issues of diversity ineducation.
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England's Education System Could Be Completely Privatized

Education system could be completely privatised by 2015, union predicts
The Guardian
England's education system risks being completely privatised within three years, the leader of one of the country's largest teaching unions has predicted. Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), whose union will ...

The Guardian

Mom of Teen Living With Teacher Fights for Law to Make Student-Teacher Dating...
ABC News
The mother of a California teen whose relationship with her 41-year-old high school teacher in California made national headlines is pushing for new legislation that would make such relationships a crime. "I don't want another child, another family to ...

ABC News

Schools close as teachers strike over pensions
The Guardian
Schools closed and lectures were disrupted in London after thousands of teachers and lecturers staged a 24-hour strike in the dispute over the government's public sector pension reforms. More than 60 higher and further education institutions were hit ...

The Guardian

How to remake the Education Department (or, it's time to give teachers a chance)
Washington Post (blog)
By Valerie Strauss This was written by Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor of English Education at The University of Georgia. By Peter Smagorinsky “If your goal is innovation and competitive ability, you don't want either excessive ...

And teachers like it, too! Happy students nationwide get field trips to 'The ...
Washington Post
Mered Kopstein, one of the New Rochelle teachers who arranged private screenings at a local theater, said the outing achieved something else at her school, where more than 3000 students are broken into smaller “learning communities”: It provided a rare ...

Thousands of teachers strike in pensions dispute
Telegraph.co.uk
Thousands of teachers and lecturers are staging a 24-hour strike today in the continuing bitter dispute over the Government's controversial public sector pension reforms. The action by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and University and ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Some CPS students want a voice in grading their teachers
Chicago Sun-Times
Scott Stewart~Sun-Times A group of Chicago Public School students Tuesday demanded that student opinions about the effectiveness of their teachers be slowly folded into a new teacherevaluation process due to start this fall.

Teachers stage strike over pensions
The Press Association
The action by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and University and College Union (UCU) in London hit over 60 higher and further education institutions as well as a number of schools. Parents were forced to make alternative childcare ...

Xtranormal Powers Higher Education Learning
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
"I'm teaching contemporary urban issues and education policy to a class of about 55 upper division public administration students," said Bernie Rhinerson, an adjunct professor at San Diego State University and Chief of Staff for the San Diego School ...

Learning process begins
Boston.com
Zdeno Chara waves to the Garden crowd as his wife Tatiana and daughter Elliz Victoria look on during a pregame ceremony honoring his 1000th NHL game. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) By Fluto Shinzawa Torey Krug is listed at 5 feet 9 inches, which is not ideal ...

Boston.com

Teacher-student romance would be outlawed by California bill
Boston Herald
California state Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen introduced legislation Tuesday to make it a felony for a K-12 teacher to date a student regardless of age, responding to a high-profile case at a Modesto high school in which the student is an adult.

Tammie Powers takes fight to California legislature
New York Daily News
Now, Tammie Powers, whose 18-year-old daughter ran off with her 41-year-old high school teacher, is taking her fight to the California state legislature. With Powers at her side, California State Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen introduced a bill this week ...

New York Daily News

Slain Vermont teacher is remembered as someone with 'positive energy'; mystery ...
Boston.com
JOHNSBURY, Vt. -- The Vermont prep school teacher who authorities say was murdered was remembered today on the campus of her school as someone everyone loved. Tom Lovett, the headmaster of St. Johnsbury Academy, said that when Melissa Jenkins came to ...

Vermont town grieves over teacher's slaying
Boston Globe
By Peter Schworm Sisters Jordan (left) and Katrina Dekett of Wheelock, Vt., attended a candlelight vigil at St. Johnsbury Academy in memory of teacherMelissa Jenkins, whose body was found Monday. ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. - Joe Hill, a sophomore at the prep ...

Boston Globe

NY state rejects Buffalo's teacher evaluation plan
Wall Street Journal
AP BUFFALO, NY — State education officials have rejected Buffalo's proposal to reach an agreement on evaluations for teachers in the city's public schools. Buffalo media outlets report that Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. released a letter ...

Government 'does not understand' teachers' strike
Telegraph.co.uk
Mr Gibb said that the negotiations over teacher's pensions were complete and that someteaching unions had already agreed to the terms which he felt were generous. “It is an index-linked defined benefits scheme that we have for teachers and that is not ...

Calif. bill would punish student-teacher dating
CBS News
Teachers would get back whatever contributions they had made to the public pension system. If the bill is successful, California would join 23 other states in banning student-teacher affairs regardless of age, according to Olsen.

Ravitch: The toll of school reform on public education
Washington Post (blog)
By Valerie Strauss This was written by education historian Diane Ravitch for her Bridging Differences blog, which she co-authors with Deborah Meier on the Education Week website. The item was first published on March 6. In their blog, Ravitch and Meier ...

Is Learning to Code More Popular Than Learning a Foreign ...
By Jamie Condliffe
It's an interesting concept. There's certainly no denying the fact that as a nation we're becoming more tech savvy—you only need to look around a coffee shop to tell you that—and with that is bound to come an increased shift to learning how to make devices work better. From the New ...Those jumping on board say they are preparing for a future in which the Internet is the foundation for entertainment, education and nearly everything else. Knowing how the digital pieces fit together, ...
Gizmodo

U.S. News - California bill would punish student-teacher romances
By msnbc.com staff
Additionally, the bill seeks to strip teachers of their pensions, if convicted of a work-related felony. The bill is a response to the case of Modesto high school teacher James Hooker, 41, who resigned from his teaching position in February over his relationship with student Jordan Powers, now 18. ... "As parents, we send our children to school with the expectation that they're going to be safe, they're going to receive a good education," Powers told The Sacramento Bee. "Not that they're ...
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Kevin P. Chavous: An Education Success in Harlem
By Kevin P. Chavous
Teachers; Arne Duncan; Standardized Testing; Education Reform. Armchair Detective More. Log in Create ... Led by former NYC Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, the school promotes a model of success based on individualized curriculum, merit- based teacher incentives, and specialized testing from day one. The results speak for ... Those administrators said her boy didn't have the requisite ability to work productively in a mainstream learning environment. Today, at Harlem Success, ...
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NYC Dept of Education wants to ban the word "dinosaur" from ...
By Robert T. Gonzalez
Their justification? The word "dinosaur" calls to mind other no-no words, like "evolution" (also on the proposed list of forbidden words), which could offend test-takers who might not necessarily believe in evolution. Or... dinosaurs?
io9

Skillshare Says Anyone Can Be A Teacher And Wants To Connect ...
By Contributor
Skillshare acts as a community marketplace that brings together students and teachers. He discusses the possibility of bringing more fun into learning, how Skillshare got started (hint: it has to do with poker and education inequality), where it fits into the current education landscape, why they chose to focus on offline learning, and what resumes could look like in ... Other fun classes include how to make a sock monkey and surprisingly even one teaching how to win TechCrunch Disrupt.
TechCrunch

Budget cuts have more teachers missing school to score tests ...
By Jessica Campbell
As happens every year, the Department of Education is asking schools to send teachers to help grade the tests. But this year, the ... The changes mean schools will lose more teaching time than in the past. Schools with more test-taking students are required to send more teachers. So a school with under 100 test-taking students will lose just one teacher from late April through early May, but a school with more than 1100 test-takers will have to send eight to centralized grading centers.
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CT News Junkie | Malloy: Teachers 'Were Led To Believe They Had ...
By Christine Stuart
Dannel P. Malloy's education reform package the governor tried not to sound too hurt or angry by the revisions. “What I like is that everyone admits this is not the final bill,” Malloy said Tuesday ...Teachers across the state have been attending Malloy's education town halls to voice their concerns about the legislation, which some say was modified by lawmakers to please the state's two teacher unions. Though Malloy stopped short of saying unions directly misledteachers, he said they ...
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Teacher Student High School College: Assessment? - Brainstorm ...
By Gina Barreca
So, in terms of teaching high school English how would I, someone whose been teaching upper division English literature classes for 25 years and has won the major teaching award at my university, do? As a first year ... It is not a skill-based education. It's a big deal and there's a big difference. And you, as the teachers of these complicated creatures, have the hardest job in the world. Me, I have the second hardest, because even though you've graduated, I'm still teachingyou. But you ...
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Teach Plus: In Education, Who's Leading Who?
By Teach Plus
Teachers · Arne Duncan · Standardized Testing · Education Reform · Smarter Ideas ... Earlier this month, I attended the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, where the issue of educational leadership was front and center. This setting seemed a ... This idea of the principal as part of the community, central but not hierarchical, led to the meat of the discussion: that real instructional leadership in education needs to come first and foremost from teachers. Whenteachers take ...
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The Increasing Burdens For Teachers « CBS Philly
By amyparmenter
... train workers for the new industrial age. With each successive decade, the role of publiceducation expanded. ... The 1990's added distance learning and recently, personal financial literacy was added along with 50 more subject areas in the last six decades. “… we've added responsibilities without adding a single minute to the school calendar.” Jamie Robert Vollmer observes in a blogspot on the increasing burdens for teaching on the Horace Mann League website. Think about it.
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Teachers protesting education reform, want Gov. recalled - WAFB 9 ...
By Jim Shannon
Teachers are back on the steps of the Louisiana Capitol, but this time they are protesting the governor's plan for education reform with a recall petition. ... Teachers protest education reform, want Jindal recalled. Posted: Tuesday, March 27 ...
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California Bill Would Punish Student-Teacher Dating « CBS San ...
By tjfang
Teachers would get back whatever contributions they had made to the public pension system. If the bill is successful, California would join 23 other states in banning student-teacher affairs regardless of age, according to Olsen. These include ...
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I lost my job as a teacher because I was once a call girl | Life and ...
I worked as a teacher in New York City's South Bronx, teaching the visual arts and .... I don't think it is very healthy for students to read or hear about a teachers ...
www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/.../lost-job-teacher-call-girl

New CPS teacher evaluation system debated

New CPS teacher evaluation system debated
Chicago Tribune
The planned evaluation system for Chicago Public Schools teachers is part of a sweeping state education reform package called the Performance Evaluation Reform Act that was signed into law in 2010. About half the district, or 300 schools, ...

Teachers union zaps Emanuel over plan to keep middle-class kids in town
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
The Chicago Teachers' Union finally is out with its response to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to help keep middle-class families and their kids in town, and once again it's playing a bit of a racial card. The question is whether that tactic is legit.

Teachers' Support For Reform Depends In Part On Experience -- Gates/Scholastic ...
Huffington Post
The education-reform movement's rallying cry -- fueled by support from the Obama administration -- has been that teachers should be judged, compensated, hired and fired based on "effectiveness" on student learning, and not seniority.

Liberty Teacher Named National 'Health Teacher of the Year'
Patch.com
Henry was recently recognized as the National K-12 Health Teacher of the Year by the American Association for Health Education for both her teaching style and school-wide programs she has implemented. “She's excellent and very deserving of the award,” ...

Fixing American Education Chertok Interview Series, Part 2: How Can We Improve ...
Huffington Post
I believe that if we are going to be successful in changing the landscape of public education, then we have to begin with teacher training programs. In 2006, Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, ...

McGraw-Hill Education's All-Digital Math Program Makes It Personal For ...
MarketWatch (press release)
That's because they're taking part in McGraw-Hill Education's revolutionary Power of U, an all-digital learning program that uses Promethean ActivProgress to create an adaptive, personalized learning environment for students. The program's success to ...

Florida Board of Education reviews new proposals for school grading formula
MiamiHerald.com
By Laura Isensee Florida's new grade formula would not lower a school's rank more than one letter grade under a set of recommendations presented to the state Board of Education on Tuesday in Miami. Commissioner Gerard Robinson explained the idea would ...

Private School Parents Targeted for Giving
New York Times
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has slated 33 schools for such treatment this year, over the objections of the teachers' union and those schools' communities. As Mr. Powell writes in his Gotham column, “failure” is a relative term. Public education across ...

Music lessons going digital: Live and online
Baltimore Sun
Researchers are in the early stages of studying how well online distance learning can be applied to music lessons. And some music teacher groups believe online instruction can supplement, but not replace, in-person lessons.

Baltimore Sun

Teachers Surveyed About Teaching, Tenure, Test Scores
Hartford Courant
The state Education Committee tabled the governor's tenure reform proposal in its vote for a substitute education bill Monday night, but a recent survey of 10000 teachers nationwide found that 80 percent believe that tenure, once granted, ...

The Education Crisis — Success Requires Partnership Between Parents ...
Patch.com
Having spent many years of my life in a classroom as a student or teacher, I have opinions about what should be done in making the experience a success for students, teachers, parents and communities. Several of the places to lay blame for lack of ...

Blacknight Sponsors the 9th Annual Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Ireland's number one registrar and hosting company, Blacknight announces sponsorship of the 9th annual Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. Carlow,Ireland (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 Ireland's number one registrar and hosting company, Blacknight announces ...

Blackboard Launches Open Source Services Group
MarketWatch (press release)
The move complements Blackboard's existing focus on supporting the entire educationexperience with products and services for learning management as well as mobility, real time collaboration, analytics, campus services and notification, and other needs ...

Education Department's own Etch-a-Sketch
Washington Post (blog)
Unfortunately, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's recent statement in Education Week criticizing New York City's publication of individual teacher “value-added” scores falls clearly into the latter category. Duncan is spot on when he says that ...

Teacher evaluations to be seen by parents without restrictions
New York Daily News
By Reuven Blau AND Kenneth Lovett / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said that as far as restricting access to teacherevaluations, as teacher unions have argued for, "there was no resolution of that, so it will stay as ...

New York Daily News

Teachers to sit rigorous new tests in the three-Rs
Telegraph.co.uk
Students will be barred from teaching training courses unless they pass tough new assessments in the three-Rs, according to the Department for Education. Photo: ALAMY By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Students will be required to pass rigorous exams to ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Teachers call for fresh curbs on violent video games
Telegraph.co.uk
By Graeme Paton, Education Editor School pupils are being allowed to stay up until the early hours of the morning playing games that are inappropriate for their age, said Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

Telegraph.co.uk

Feedback From Teachers Critical
Wheeling Intelligencer
Beyond any doubt, allowing public school teachers to focus on what is important their students learn is a good thing. Adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative should help them do that. That said, teachers still need the flexibility to ...

NYC Bans Halloween, Birthdays, Aliens and More on School Tests
ABC News (blog)
References to such words have been banned from city-issued tests in an edict issued by the city's Department of Education for fear the words could “appear biased” or “evoke unpleasant emotions” in students. The department included the list of 50 banned ...

Charlesbank Capital Partners Acquires The Princeton Review Higher Education ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Division has a leading share of test preparation books in the US and is known for its in-person and online test preparation courses, delivered through a network of over 5000 teachersand tutors. It also offers test preparation courses outside the ...

Education and Infrastructure: Rebuilding America
Huffington Post (blog)
Public education on the other hand invests just 0.5% into R&D. This is an unfortunate failure that needs to be rectified. Already we've seen examples of how using innovative teaching techniques can blow traditional methods out of the water.

CT News Junkie | Education Reform Remains A Work In Progress
By Christine Stuart
Dannel P. Malloy's education reform bill, which was rewritten by lawmakers over the past few weeks, is still a work in progress. “Everything .... Tags: education, teacher reform, teachers, evaluation, unions, Doug McCrory, Andrew Fleischmann ...
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Louisiana Teachers Close Schools (Again) to Protest Governor | The ...
By Daniel Halper
Teachers will be traveling to Baton Rouge to protest pending legislation regarding public education and express their opinions on the voucher system and tenure laws that was approved by the state House last week. This isn't the first time ...
The Weekly Standard Blog

Changes to Coverdell Education Savings Account: Unwise and Unfair
By Patrick Tyrrell
If Congress and the President fail to act on Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, parents will not be allowed to use funds they intended for their children's education.
The Foundry: Conservative Policy...

Education Experts Protest Planned Teacher Evaluation System ...
By Adam Harrington
The evaluation program CPS has in mind is part of a broader state education reform package, called the Performance Evaluation Reform Act, which was signed into law in 2010, the Tribune reported. The law requires student growth and academic achievement to be a significant ...Teacher evaluations are currently one of several school reform issues being negotiated between CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union. Under the law, about half the district must implement the evaluation ...
CBS Chicago

War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 'Forbidden' Words ...
By brama1
The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.
CBS New York

The Trouble with BYU's Religious Education (Part III) | Faith ...
By smallaxe
As was mentioned previously, CES has cut back on encouraging its employees to pursue PhDs (a necessary qualification for teaching full-time in most departments at BYU). This, in combination with more LDSs pursuing PhDs in religion-related fields, many of the ... A BYUeducation should be spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging and character building, leading to lifelong learning and service. As part of obtaining a BYU education students who successfully complete the ...
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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible | MindShift
By mindshift
Here's what she learned in terms of gaming principles that can be applied to education: Don't shoot the player while she's learning. Too much drama, too nerve-wracking or scary an environment makes it hard for participants to learn. Students ...
MindShift

How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses? » The ...
By tom
The Rapid E-Learning Blog. Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Word of Mouth: The Articulate Blog. The inside scoop for Articulate news and product updates. Community Blogs. Get the scoop directly from e-learning's heroes.
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IT Commoditization Hits IT Education in Europe
By Andrea Di Maio
IT Commoditization Hits IT Education in Europe. by Andrea Di Maio ... Are we equipping our youth with knowledge and skills that will make them succeed tomorrow, or are we still teaching them what is already past? Submit a Comment » ...
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Farmington Phy-Ed Teacher Lobbying In D.C. « CBS Minnesota
By Eric Henderson
A physical education teacher from Farmington is on his way to Washington D.C. Tuesday, lobbying to make gym class a bigger priority in Minnesota schools. It's part of National Speak Out Day, a day dedicated to supporting physical education.
CBS Minnesota

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